This sweet pattern is found in Tatting Doilies and Edgings edited by Rita Weiss. I started tatting the doily using Lizbeth Size 40 Pink Cocoa (#166) and continued with Fudge Dark (#697). The last round will take some time to complete.
This is from the booklet 'Flowers of Lace - Put a Smile on Your Face'. The pattern is by Regina Brummett and you can also link to her pattern on her blog (left hand side under 'My Patterns and Tutorials).
I remember seeing this pattern and wanted to tat this so when I received the 'Flowers of Lace' booklet from Judy, I knew this would be the first one to tat. The pattern calls for a large safety pin or a knitting stitch holder. I have a knitting stitch holder but was too lazy to look for it so I just used a normal paper clip and it worked just as well. I think the ric rac / Victorian sets give the flower petals a nice touch.
Dear Mr G, I learnt my lesson. Do not get curious when she brings out that little grey tub. Umi knew better than I. She would run and hide when she saw that little grey tub. Me, I had to sniff and investigate. That's what happens.
But just look at my white belly. And . . . . I get extra treats after that torture. Have you tried these? My absolute favourite.
Two pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia arrived in Singapore last September on loan from China for 10 years. After one month of quarantine, they were introduced to their new home in the man made Giant Panda Forest at the River Safari. Their exhibit was open for preview last October.
I caught a glimpse of the fanfare in town and on the news last year. A few weeks ago the new River Safari was officially open. I have not visited but I did watch a National Geographic documentary on the pandas' move.
This pattern is found in a Japanese pattern book called Tatting Lace by Sumi Fujishige. Same book where I found the Denim Whisper edging. That reminds me, I must wash and block that edging and show you what I used it for. These peas are tatted in a ball of thread I got from Daiso.
We found this in a night market in Chiangmai years back. The sole of the slipper is handcut with a pen knife into this design of two fishes. I remember buying a few pairs in various colours and designs as gifts. I recently found it in our shoe rack still wrapped in the original packaging. I seldom wear slippers so that explains it.
Which colour should I continue with? Seagreen Lt or Victorian Red? Or Lilac Dk or Royal Blue? Those are all the colours in Paint Brush. The centre is about 3.75 inches across in Size 20 threads. I think maybe the Victorian Red.
Ahh. . . tea at home. Tea is from a teabag from Tesco and the pastry is from DONQ at Takashimaya. I cannot remember what it is called but it is a cheese and fruit tart. I like this one although no one has mentioned it in their reviews of this bakery.
This pattern called Iris is from Frivole. My graduated picots are a little exaggerated in size but I do like how it turned out. This is a very pretty pattern. Thank you Frivole. This is tatted with thread leftover in my shuttle after the Anna's doily - Lizbeth Size 20 Raspberry Pink Lt (#623). It might be time to tat a hanky edging soon.
Another window display that caught my eye. Flowers galore. Now you can have slippers in every colour. Great for the beach and on rainy days. Reminds me that I have a pair which is handcrafted but not from here. When I find it, I'll post it.
Ferris Wheel pattern is by Jane Eborall and can be found here. I just saw that Fox has tatted one too here. Thank you Jane for a wonderful pattern. Next one to try is Twirly.
The pattern can be tatted using a SCMR for the centre or with a button. The first one on the left was tatted with Venus Size 40 threads in light and dark peach. It measures about 2.5 inches across using up about 3.5 to 4.0m of thread in each shuttle.
The second is tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Azalea Medium (#620) and Tropical Punch (#132). That one measured about 3.25 inches across using up about 4.5 to 5.0m of thread.
This Heidi cross did not turn out as expected. Perhaps it is the variegated thread I used. This is a Lene Bjorn pattern from her book 'Tatted Bookmarks - Cross-shaped'. This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Raspberry Frappe (#157).
I gave the earlier Heidi to mom. Most of the time I cannot remember what I give away and to whom but this one I remembered because she chose this out of 2 or 3 crosses I showed her. It is quite difficult to please mom.
I took a number of photos of different paved walkways. This one is just pebbles. Difficult to walk on if you are in heels, so comfortable walking shoes are a must. The problem with comfortable shoes is that they are never in a fashionable design that goes with your wardrobe. What is your most comfortable walking shoe?
Tsuru gets a tummy rub every night. She loves it. This is in between tatting, watching TV and surfing the web on the computer. I find that she loves her routine and she gets upsets when there are any disruptions to it.